Outsider Stays Above the Muck as Negative Politics Permeates Mayoral Race

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While opponents openly attack one another from the Dias, fed up residents are pledging support for Tracie Stafford, a long awaited alternative candidate for Elk Grove Mayor.

Outsider Stays Above the Muck as Negative Politics Permeates Mayoral Race

“A fresh and visionary lens is needed to transition from a town that has outgrown its infrastructure, to a thriving community that works for all residents.” Stafford says.

While opponents openly attack one another from the Dias, fed up residents are pledging support for Tracie Stafford, a long awaited alternative candidate for Elk Grove Mayor.

“I choose to focus on the very clearly stated needs of our community,” says Stafford, an elected assembly district delegate, governor appointee, and successful small business owner and advocate.

Elk Grove is the second largest city in the region, 30th largest in the state, and one of the most diverse in the nation. However, it continues to be governed as a small town. Under the current leadership, little progress has been made in attracting mid-high salaried jobs, planning effective traffic control or bringing in amenities such as a mall, performing arts center or a much-needed hospital.

Due to leadership’s land use focus, Elk Grove has experienced increases in homelessness, traffic congestion, and has made national news for its hate crime. In addition, Elk Grove’s median income has dropped by over $5,000 per household in the last two years. While opponents Mayor Steve Ly and Vice-Mayor Darren Suen sling mud, Stafford says they have lost sight of the people they serve.

“A fresh and visionary lens is needed to transition from a town that has outgrown its to a thriving community that works for all residents.” Stafford says.

If elected, Stafford, who is running a people funded campaign, will be the first African American Woman Elected to any position in Elk Grove history.

“The theft of signs and other bad behaviors are merely attempts to distract and disrupt the process.” Began Stafford, “In the words of Michelle Obama, When they go low, we will continue to go high.”

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